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8 goals in 12, then 0 in 15 - What do Leeds United do with Nicky Ajose?

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The striker had an up and down season with Crewe Alexandra on loan.

Nicky Ajose has certainly had an interesting first season at Leeds United.

Ajose was signed by Leeds in the summer but was not used by the club after Dave Hockaday's sacking, spending most of his time watching from the sidelines.

He was allowed to join Crewe on loan at the end of November. That deal was then extended until the end of the season in January.

Ajose had been a resounding hit in League One scoring eight goals in 12 appearances in his early days at the club.

However, he did not finish the campaign strongly. He failed to score in his final 15 games at the club, leaving a sour taste to his otherwise impressive stint at Gresty Road.

But what do Leeds United do with him in 2015-16?

At the moment he is like a monument of the short-lived Dave Hockaday era and certainly not looking like a Championship striker at this moment in time.

However, he is still young, and proved for a spell at Crewe that he knows where the net is. At 23-years-old Leeds would do no harm in giving him a full season loan at a League One side, perhaps Crewe again, and seeing if he can't continue to improve.

Selling him might be slightly rash.

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